Nov 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
oceanic self-esteem, no deficit there, he smolders with resentment that he must actually ask for a second term. >> an orgy of words. >> fantastic. i should have my daughter read it. she's getting ready for the s.a.t. katty kay, take it away. >> george will feeling in flowery form there. >> is there a point there? >> one, he seems to be saying that president obama has a character issue that he doesn't like, that there's a certain arrogance there, that he doesn't feel that he has to actually go out and campaign. and we saw that in the first debate. we saw some of that to get involved in the politics in the first debate. if you ask people around washington, one of the character flaws that they will point to about barack obama is that there is a certain distance and a certain arrogance. but i think the first point that he makes that the president hasn't done anything, i just don't think that's true. it's very hard to look at this president's record and say that he's done nothing. first of all, there was health care reform. you may not have liked it, but there was certainly a reshuffling of th
Oct 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
running up huge deficit. if something like this hits a bigger problem, do we have the money to spend given how indebted we are? but i think the lesson for politics is people generally vote for the candidate who is more orderly, who is offering them security. they got enough risk in their lives. barack obama was more orderly than john mccain. george w. bush was more orderly than john kerry. and so if i'm a candidate this year, i'm trying to reassure people i'm the guy who can help you out when forces much bigger than you come in and give you a big wallop. >> you said a minute ago, you're not quite sure where mitt romney's soul is, and i think a lot of people, republicans included would agree with you about that. is he socially conservative? is he the massachusetts moderate? is he a small-government conservative? does that trouble you about what kind of president he would be? in other words, if we don't know who he is now, should we worry about who he would be if he got into office? >> yeah. it does trouble me. it disturbs me about how many different shapes he's taken. from a she
Oct 29, 2012 3:00am PDT
, there's no doubt that our first order of business is going to be to get our deficits and debt under control. and the good thing is is that there's a forcing mechanism. the bush tax cuts end at the end of the year. we know that we've got the sequester looming that's taking a machete to something as opposed to a scalpel. and after the election, i think that both democrats and republicans have to step back and say, you know what? this is something that the country wants to solve. if i've won, then i believe that's a mandate for doing it in a balanced way. we've already made a tril dolli dollars worth of cuts. we can make cuts. look at how to deal with health care cots under medicare and medicare in a speeerious way, b we're going to also need revenue. we kind of settle on the big question, how much government are we going to have, and how are we going to pay for it, then a lot of the other stuff falls into place. >> can you get medicare done? >> i think we can. >> because republicans demagogue it. democrats demagogue it. everybody's demagogued it through the years. can you go to the re
Oct 31, 2012 3:00am PDT
doing when you're running deficits. it's clear they're trying to get a little protection to him. i think it's wrong. >> it's lame. there are better things we could be doing with our time than writing these things. harold, stay with us. >>> still ahead -- what? what? it's wrong. >> i'm not going to say anything. >> no, you're not. >> you yelled at me yesterday. >> mika, you're incorrigible. >> really? i'm incorrigible. really? >> incorrigible, you are. >> david axelrod, tom brokaw all ahead on "morning joe." ♪ [ male announcer ] it's time for medicare open enrollment. are you ready? time to compare plans and see what's new. you don't have to make changes, but it's good to look. maybe you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. ♪ medicare open enrollment. now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. ♪ >>> look who's here, mika. >> it's coming. it's coming. tom brokaw joins the table when "morning joe" continues. ♪ ♪ ♪ hi dad. many years from now, when the subaru is theirs... hey.